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As a chiropractor with a post graduate degree in neurology I couldn't wait to Joint Flx Review read the March 7, 2011 Time magazine. On the cover was a large headline, "Understanding pain." I had suspected that the three in-depth articles they wrote on the topic would not mention the word chiropractic and I was dying to know if I would be right. They did a great job discussing massage, yoga, acupuncture, herbal supplements, and bio-field therapies, but of course nothing about chiropractic.
O.K. I was hurt, but I wasn't mad, however, the quote from Dr. Michel Dubois of New York University's Langone Medical Center who said, "We don't know much more about pain than we did 200 years ago" did horrify me just a little. Seriously, this begs the question, has this guy read a book about chronic pain that was written after 1811?
The textbook, "Principles of Neural Science", by Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessell is used in practically every medical school in the world and is the gold standard on all things neurological. Chapter 24 in the fourth edition is titled, "The perception of pain." It's really quite complicated, but certainly a doctor should be able to understand it. Let me give you some real basic simple easy to understand concepts about pain. Once we understand pain then we can have a little more hope regarding chronic pain.